Topic: Whately Road

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One of the renamed streets of Christchurch

 

Origin of name: Whateley was Archbishop of Dublin and a prominent member of the Canterbury Association from 1848.

Current name: Victoria Street


Re-named: Victoria Street in 1877 after George Gould presented a petition signed by 61 residents asking that the name be changed.
 Named after HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901).

Source: Early days of Canterbury, p 88
Christchurch City Council minute book, 22 October 1877
"Town and country", The Lyttelton Times, 29 September 1864, p 4

Further information: The Canterbury Association: a study of its members' connections, p. 104

 

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Whately Road


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